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North Wales is full of great landscapes, so it's naturally a wonderful place for photographers. We know landscape photography can take many forms, and views change through the seasons, so this is a list of 10 suggested locations based on the work of landscape photographers' that we already follow and admire.

1. The Lonely Tree, Llyn Padarn

Head for the largest of the unsurfaced car parks at Llyn Padarn Country Park (co-ordinates 53.126499, -4.133327) just outside Llanberis, and head to the far right. The "lonely tree" might take some finding, as it isn't really that lonely! When you find it, you'll see it makes great foreground detail with the Llanberis Pass in the distance

2. Cwm Idwal, Ogwen Valley

Parking at Ogwen Cottage on the A5 can be limited, but the popularity of this spot is justified. Arguably the most spectacular rock valley in the UK cradles a glacial lake, with white water falling in all directions in wet weather. It's a short-ish walk to the lake - not too bad if you're lugging a lot of equipment

3. Penmon Point, Anglesey

The combination of sea, lighthouse (unmanned) and island (Puffin Island) makes this a favourite spot for photographers. It's a good spot for big skies, sunsets and seeing the Northern Lights when there's sufficient activity

4. Llanddwyn Island, Newborough, Anglesey

Llanddwyn's combination of sandy coves, marram grass dunes, various buildings and a certain magical light make this a great place for landscape photography. Best perhaps in low light at the start or the end of the day, and certainly quieter then too

5. Menai Bridge from the lay by on the A5 on the Anglesey side

One of the best views of the original suspension bridge is also one of the most accessible, so yes, this is a well known vantage point for a photo! But you can catch different tides, different light on the hills beyond, or lit up at night (as this photo by Kris Williams beautifully demonstrates)

6. Llyn Elsi above Betws-y-Coed

This is about reflections and tree colour. Best in the autumn and in the morning light, so facing west you can catch the reflection of trees and light on the Snowdonia mountains beyond. It's a bit of a hike with kit from the village, but from further along the A5 is a driveable forest road which does most of the hard climb for you

7. Conwy town and Conwy Castle

It's harder to picture a more photogenic location. Access to the waterside around the estuary, the town walls and hills around mean there are many vantage points from which to capture the essence of this lovely medieval town

8. Abersoch harbour

Probably the most photogenic spot is away from the inner harbour, out by a stone slipway and jetty. Better at high tide and better still, of course, with brightly coloured boats anchored here

9. Porthdinllaen, Morfa Nefyn

Porthdinllaen's magical combination of sandy beach, cliffs, boats and the cluster of whitewashed buildings around Ty Coch Pub (voted one of the top 10 beach bars in the world!) make it photogenic from many different angles. Don't spend too long wondering where to put the tripod!

10. Bryn Cader Faner, near Talsarnau

Bit of a curveball, this one! First you have to find it, then you have to walk to it. If you manage that, you'll find one of the most unique-looking stone circles anywhere. They're mostly part-collapsed, and create what people aptly describe as "a crown of thorns". Pick some good weather, lightweight kit, and a very good map for this one!

Are you a landscape photographer? What are your favourite places in North Wales to photograph? Share them with our readers

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